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Bill McCormick, S.J., is a contributing editor at America and a visiting assistant professor at Saint Louis University in the departments of political science and philosophy.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The Associated Press (again) investigated Catholic dioceses that benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program. Here’s what they got wrong about the church in the United States.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The “On Eagle’s Wings” debate was never just about a hymn. It was about whether Catholics will rip each other apart during the Biden presidency.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
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President Biden faces a litany of crises, writes Bill McCormick, S.J. But he must make a special effort to remember the nation’s poor, who do not have a seat at the political table.
FaithNews Analysis
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The full context of Augustine’s line is perhaps not as rosy as Joe Biden might have suggested.
Politics & SocietyInterviews
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In the elections of 2016 and 2020, Trump lost the popular vote. Yet he managed to win some of the most loyal Democratic communities in the nation.
Demonstrators in in Terre Haute, Ind., gather to protest the execution of Lisa Montgomery on Jan. 12. She was put to death by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute soon after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a hold on her execution at 1:31 a.m. (EST). She was the first woman to be put to death in federal prison since 1953. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The rush of federal executions was an “aberration” that does not reflect the great successes of the death penalty abolition movement in recent years.
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier on Jan. 6 at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Will the Republican Party reject the counterfeit politics of conspiracy and fantasy? If not, writes Bill McCormick, S.J., the violence of Jan. 6 will not be an isolated event.
Supporters of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joseph Biden approach each other on a street in Raleigh, N.C., on Nov. 7, after major news media declared that Mr. Biden had won the presidential election. (CNS photo/Jonathan Drake, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Bill McCormick, S.J.
After another divisive election, conciliation will be slow, difficult work, writes Bill McCormick, S.J. And some Catholic thinkers are wondering if the price for unity is too high.
Politics & SocietyExplainer
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The Catholic case for Joe Biden
FaithFaith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.
We could turn the temperature down if we acknowledge that anti-Catholicism is a real, multifaceted phenomenon that needs to be understood but does not always require sharp denunciation.